Attorney-General, Abubakar Malami, has written yet another letter to Inspector-General Ibrahim Idris, informing him that the police still do not have reasonable evidence to put Senate President Bukola Saraki on trial for the armed robbery that took place in Kwara State earlier this year.
In a legal advice which Mr Malami’s office sent to Mr Idris on June 29, it was strongly recommended that Mr Saraki should not be identified as a suspect in the robbery because there was no evidence.
Malami was said to have written the second letter to the Inspector-General of police Ibrahim Idris to tell him that there is not enough evidence to put Saraki on trial for his alleged part in the deadly robbery incident that saw loss of several police and civilian lives.
According to the report, Malami’s office sent a fresh legal advice to IG Idris on Friday, June 29, in which it strongly recommended that Saraki should not be identified as a suspect in the robbery case due to lack of evidence.
The attorney-general’s office said only prime suspects who took part in the robbery should be charged to court for armed robbery and murder and it also ordered that the case should be returned to Kwara State for prosecution.
The second letter was prepared for the attorney-general by Mohammed Etsu, the federal director of public prosecution, who also wrote the first for him on June 22.
OkayNG.com reported that five robbery suspects who allegedly took part in the Offa, Kwara state bank robbery on April 5, which led to the death of several people including nine policemen on Thursday, November 29, pleaded not guilty to the five-count charge preferred against them by the prosecution at a Kwara state high court sitting in Ilorin.
The five accused persons brought before the court were Ayoade Akinnibosun, Ibikunle Ogunleye, Adeola Abraham, Salaudeen Azeez and Niyi Ogundiran.